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"Why controlled environment agriculture is mission critical"

"Over the course of my career in the software industry, I have observed, experienced, and created many important technology-driven paradigm shifts. Each of these has been characterized by new tech-enabled processes, platforms, and experiences that resulted in material transformations for businesses, end-users, and society at large, while also creating new social and economic opportunities," writes Donald Tylor, CEO at AmplifiedAg at www.linkedin.com.

"As engineers, software developers, and technologists, our aspiration is to evolve and transform the way we do things to solve the biggest problems that exist and unlock the greatest potential and value possible through innovation and execution. This is precisely why I have set my whole purpose and entire focus on agricultural technology, specifically controlled environment agriculture (CEA). The sustainability and availability of the global food supply are the greatest and most existential threats to society and civilization, and therefore I consider CEA to be a mission-critical endeavor."

"To unpack the mission-critical situation and opportunity, we need to explore the planet's core challenges. These issues are broken into two broad categories, which are (1) the global increase of CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere trapping the sun's heat which compounds climate change, and (2) food security and environmental issues caused by climate change."

"I see many parallels between the past 40 years of explosive technological advancements, the emerging Agricultural Technology space, and how we might forecast what is going to happen over the next 40 years of technology growth." 

"The overarching need from CEA technology companies is an ability to globally scale infrastructure with positive unit economics while striving toward zero emissions. Technology advancements over the past 40 years are helping to pave the way for the next generation of farming platforms that will help mitigate food production issues as well as planetary damage." 

Read the complete article at www.linkedin.com.


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